5 Movies every Entrepreneur must Watch and Why?

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Are you an entrepreneur steeping into the world of business? Here are five movies that every new start-up guy or girl should watch. These are movies which tell the story of people who have pursued their dreams and  wonderfully succeeded in building up their own life. They can give you some pointers on business, while inspiring you to choose your own life goals and fulfill them.

Wall Street (1987)

IMDb : 7.4

Wall Street tells the story of the young stock broker Bud Fox as he associates himself with the wealthy  and shrewd Gordon Gekko. Together, they amass wealth through illegal trades but when Gekko crosses a line, Bud has to do all he could to save hundreds of men from being left unemployed. The film stars Michael Douglas as Gekko and Charlie Sheen as Bud leading the plot.

The Social Network (2010)

IMDb :  7.7

The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, is a biographical drama based on the life of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook. Zuckerberg’s life serves as an inspiration to the millions of young entrepreneurs who are setting out with their own business. The movie tells the beginnings of Facebook, which happened while Zuckerberg was still a student at Harvard University and the allegations of intellectual theft for which Zuckerberg was tried in court by his upperclassmen from Harvard.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

IMDb : 7.8

This James Foley film is an adaptation of the Pulitzer winning play of the same name written by David Mamet. The film tells the story of the competition and treacheries in the life of four sakes men who are made to compete against each other at the risk of their jobs. They fool their customers and sell market shares just so they could save their sinking personal lives. The story shall inspire any one and tell you how hard work pays off.

Office space (1999)

IMDb 7.8

Ron Livingston in Office Space plays PeterGibbons a software corporate employee who hates his job.After undergoing a hypnotherapy, in the middle of which his therapist dies, Peter  refuses to be bullied or to do over time and plays computer games during office hours. By some lucky chance, he gets promoted by the consultants. Eventually, when downsizing threatens his friends, he plans to take revenge on the firm along with two of his friends. The film was written and  directed by Mike Judge. It aspires the viewers to go after their dreams and leave  boredom behind.

The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)

IMDb 8.0

The Pursuit of Happiness is the year-long struggle which entrepreneur Chris Gardner goes through. Gardner and his son are beautifully portrayed by Will Smith and his real-life son Jaden Smith. Chris Gardner goes through a very bad year, with his wife leaving him and his little boy for a better life. As life turns upside down for him, Gardner has to do everything he can to make things right. The film is a biographical drama based on the life of Chris Gardner and was directed by Gabriele Muccino.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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